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2015 12:42 pm Imran Khan held long conversations with students while shooting for Katti Batti at a college. he didn’t return to his vanity, In any case,Slumbai?what with an estimated 50-60 per cent of its population living in the filth and squalor of slumswhose depiction gave the city another moment of misplaced glory through the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire So it would not seem ironic that in a city whose well-off urban voters are known for their apathy to political processes such as electionsthe outcome of the October 13 contest is expected to be decided in its shanties and chawls Ahead of the elections in 2004the Congress-NCP alliance had promised that if voted to powerit would regularise all slums in the city that came up before 2000a five-year increase from the previous cut-off of 1995 set by the predecessor Shiv Sena-BJP government Over the last five yearsthe government has managed to get Supreme Court clearances for such regularisation in a piecemeal manner for specific areas and projects after the Bombay High Court had drawn a line against raising the 1995 cut-off Howeverthere is no word yet on a blanket extension until 2000 being approved and the Congress-NCP are expected to dangle this carrot yet again in the coming weeks Such is the emotive appeal of this populist move that the Third Fronta conglomeration of various factions of the Republican Party of Indiathe CPMCPIJanata Dal(S)Samajwadi Party and some local partieshave gone ahead and promised to regularise slums until 2009 in the highly unlikely event of them winning power The issue of slums and the migrants that they are home to is linkedalbeit in a roundabout mannerto the other emotive issue that is expected to hold sway during these elections The high-pitched cries of Raj Thackeray and the violent antics of his lumpen supporters have ensured that the pride of Marathi and the primacy of the sons-of-the-soil will be central themes for all major parties even though the Maharashtrian population of the city is estimated to be only around 25-30 per cent Some politicians are arguing that Thackerays MNS is not expected to meet with the same kind of success as it did in the Lok Sabha elections as the regional focus of assembly polls would dilute identity politics as all four main parties CongressNCPShiv Sena and BJP have strong roots in the state with well-known local names leading them With even the Congress-NCP dispensation resorting to a shamelessly extravagant move such as erecting a giant Shivaji statue in the Arabian Sea off the Queens NecklaceMaharashtrians in Mumbai could be spoilt for choice But even the most doubtful of rivals admit that the MNS will certainly open its account in the assembly but would struggle to touch double digits The other key aam aadmi talking pointsbijlisadakpani or infrastructure and securityare expected to have some traction with the opposition parties slamming the government recordbut few are willing to bet on the kind of momentum they can generate to carry the polls Which is perhaps why Mumbai has to continue to draw from its famed resilience and indomitable spirit to keep its wheels moving yprajesh@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Ravi said Rotary International’s priority remains to eradicate polio to protect children around the entire world. you get immersed in it. Higher than Rafael Nadal.

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Twice Chardy held serve to stay in the match and stretch Murray into a tiebreak but the pressure eventually told on the Frenchman as Murray completed a useful workout when Chardy sent a forehand volley over the baseline. The second game started on an aggressive note with the duo battling like warriors. it was Saina who walked away with a smile on her face.

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